CollectionNorthern Ireland Political Collection

Archival box 1 containing leaflets, pamphlets, offprints of articles, etc., on women in Northern Ireland. These include the following:

Leaflet 'Irish Women's Defence Campaign'.

Leaflet, 'Who was Mairéad Farrell?'

Typescript, 'Irish Women Talking', a selection from a longer interview with Rose McAdorie and

Rose Craig of the Ardoyne Relief Committee.

Typescript, 'From Revolutionaries to Cinderellas', by Lynda Edgerton-Walker.

Leaflet re 'Falls Women's Centre'.

Leaflet, 'Contraception Action Programme'.

Typescript, 'All Ireland Women's Anti-Imperialist Conference: paper by Belfast Women Against Imperialism', 1979.

Typescript, 'Women's policy document, Socialist Labour Party'.

Leaflet, 'Women's Dole Campaign'.

Leaflet, 'Rape Crisis Centre: A Statement'.

Leaflets from the Northern Ireland Women's Rights Movement, regarding International

Women's Day, 1970s and 1980s.

Leaflet, 'Northern Ireland Women's Aid Federation'.

Leaflet, 'What is Women's Aid?'

Leaflet, 'Women's Education Project'.

Leaflet, 'Eileen Flynn Appeal Fund'.

Leaflet, 'Defend the Women's Clinics'.

Leaflet, 'Women's Charter for Northern Ireland'.

Typescript, 'Guidelines on discussion of abortion and education within the party: drawn up by the National Women's Committee'.

Archival box 2 containing leaflets, typescripts, newscuttings, etc., including the following:

Published 'Women's News', 1984, 1985.

Typescript, 'Women's Lobby Working Group', 1982.

Leaflet, 'Minutes of the Unity meeting held on Saturday, 6 June 1981', signed by Ann Hope and

Margaret Ward, also copy of minutes for 1 November 1980 and 4 April 1981.

Typescript, 'Women's Centre Report',1983 (formed January 1980).

Minutes of the 'Women's Law and Research Group', Belfast, April 1988.

Leaflet, 'Northern Ireland Women's Rights Movement', monthly Bulletin, January 1987, February 1987.

Leaflet, 'Threatened by a human rights body', published by SPUC.

Clár na mBan leaflet, 'Women's agenda for peace', 1994.

Downtown Women's Centre, minutes of management committee, April 1993; also minutes of the AGM, February 1993, minutes of the management committee meeting, April 1994.

Typescript, 'Why a women's centre?, January 1980.

Circular letter, 'West Belfast Womens Network', 1996.

Manuscript note, 'Unity meeting of all Belfast feminists' with typescript attached on issues to be discussed at meeting.

Typescript, 'Women's Centre, Belfast', re the refusal of the city council to fund the Falls Women's Centre, 1990?

Numerous press cuttings on abortion, women and poverty and other issues re women's rights.

Archival box 3 containing leaflets, typescripts, newscuttings, etc., including the following:

Leaflet, Resolution for repeal of the 8th Amendment conference'.

Folder, marked 'women, work, wages, unemployment, economy', includes mss and typescript accounts of rape, abortion, trade unionism, women in the textile industry, the women's centre and education in Northern Ireland.

Circular letter, 'Northern Ireland abortion campaign, 1980.

Booklet, 'Northern Ireland Women's Rights Movement Charter'.

Plastic folder including typescript 'Women and campaigns in Northern Ireland'.

A number of leaflets and circulars regarding 'Defend the Clinics' campaign.

Typescript, 'Outwrite article: ten years of the Northern Ireland Women's Rights movement'.

Folder marked 'Women news and other newspapers', 1988.

Booklet, 'ATGWU, The Union that Cares for its Women Members'.

Folder marked, 'NI women's rights, abortion, legal cases, equal rights', contains newscuttings, leaflets relating to the Northern Ireland Women's Rights Movement. Manuscript comments regarding meetings of the NIWRM.

Folder marked, NI women's rights, politics, abortion, legal cases', includes a number of issues of 'Unity', published by the Communist Party of Ireland, typescript 'Discussion paper for the AGM of the N Ireland Women's rights Movement, March 1982', photocopy, 'Sinn Féin Policy Document: Women', typescript 'This statement is to clarify the previous statement issued by the NI Women's Rights Movement', regarding the Peace People; typescript, 'The planning of educational programmes for unemployed adults, seminar report', a number of posters advertising International Women's Day.

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CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists prepared by Dr Eoin Magennis and we are grateful for his assistance. Where partial or no lists were available staff of the Women's History Project constructed an outline list. It must be remembered that due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually. Many of the items held by the Linen Hall have been digitised and are available online through the Extraordinary Women NI Project.